Foundation draws awareness to Antebellum period, encourages saving historic cabins

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 3:11 PM
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  • SLAVE CABINS!! As far as I am concerned, the sooner they disappear the better.

    -- Posted by red dog on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 6:44 PM
  • So do you want to erase all traces of African-American history or just the painful parts? As the great figure Frederick Douglass said (and I paraphrase) "A man's greatness is not judged by how high he climbs, but rather from how far down he started."

    To remove all Slave cabins would spit on the graves of all African-American ancestors. This region owes its very exsistence to the efforts of African-Americans and yes sadly much of it was slave labor. To erase their history would deny the accomplishments of both black and white Americans and it would also create a lie of our history. The preservation of slave cabins helps to emphasize the tremendous perseverance of African-Americans. It also emphasizes their triumph over adversity.

    There are ugly periods and atrocities in the histories of all peoples. Are we better human-beings today? We hope so. By showing the ugly, which includes slavery, demonstrates how far we have come as a nation and as a people.

    They are also a reminder of what we could become again. After WWII we preserved some of the concentration camps. Places like concentration camps or slave cabins, not only remind us of the heights people can climb to in overcoming evil, they also warn of the depths we can sink to.

    -- Posted by inthemiddle on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 10:06 PM
  • Sounds good the way inthemiddle puts it. Find me a Black Man that has strong feelings about the antebellum period and agrees.

    -- Posted by red dog on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 5:49 PM
  • -- Posted by broke-n-busted on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 3:12 PM
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